In Honour of the Stache

November is the month of the moustache

As we near the end of November or Movember as people now call it, I’d like to talk a little bit about it.

Movember raises awareness for prostate and testicular cancer.

Everywhere you look; men are sporting moustaches and have a new excuse not to shave.

Many businesses and organizations actually get together as a group to grow their staches. It almost becomes a sort of bonding event for men.

You can even purchase pink moustaches during this time for women who want to get on the band wagon.

Marg Seregelyi Photography

I photographed Brian who sports the Fu Manchu moustache. He kind of reminds me of a cowboy in one of those old time spaghetti westerns.

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There are quite a few names for moustaches. Here are just a few names; Natural, Toothbrush, Pencil, Chevron, The Professor, Walrus, Hook, Imperial and Dali.

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Moustaches even get to have nicknames. Here are just a few; Mr. Tickles, Whiskers, Crumb Catcher, Lip Shadow, Mouth Brow and Snot Mop.

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Here are some stache facts (I found these on the internet):

  • The average human brain grows about 5 or 6 inches a year
  • Moustache hair grows faster than any other body hair
  • The Beatles wore moustaches on the cover of their 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and enclosed cardboard moustaches inside
  • Shaving uses up a total of five months of a man’s life if he starts at the age of 14 (another excuse not to shave)
  • The word ‘moustache’ is French and is derived from the Italian moustacio (16th century
  • The oldest recorded moustache dates back to 300 B.C.
  • Ned Flanders from the cartoon sitcom ‘The Simpsons’ refers to his moustache as Dr. Fuzzinstein
  • There is a Handlebar Club in the UK (named after the moustache). The Club founded in 1947 is exclusive to men who sport handlebar moustaches

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